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Cirila is from Mexico. She needs a loan of $400 to buy ingredients such as tomatoes, onions, chili, rice, beans, cheese, sour cream, cooking oil, and meat.
Cirila is a single mother of three children: one who is studying Automotive Engineering while the other two are already married. Cirila began cooking and selling typical Mexican snacks two years ago. She started because she wanted to get more income to support her son with his studies. Cirila is happy to have chosen a profitable activity, explaining that she has had the opportunity to get the most important goods and supplies for her family.
Cirila would like a loan in order to improve her business, get more income, and save a little more to help her son. With a loan from World Vision she plans to buy all the needed ingredients for her snacks incluing tomatoes, onions, chili, rice, beans, cheese, sour cream, cooking oil, and meat. She also plans to buy disposable tableware.
With the additional profits, Cirila will be able to better provide for her family. Her short-term goal is to buy a stove for her house because it is an essential appliance. She also wants to continue helping her son in order to see him in a good job one day. In the future, Cirila hopes to fulfill her dream of having her own establishment and opening up her own restaurant.
Retail is a quick and scalable way to begin earning a profit. Many entrepreneurs begin with stalls at markets or even at home and need a loan to expand or increase their inventory. Others may be ready to open a small store. Goods purchased from loan funds range from clothing, grocery or sundry items to jewelry, candy, perfume or health and beauty supplies. Loans in the commerce sector account for around 33% of our loans.
Residents of the community of Cuajinicuilapa are primarily a mix of native Mexicans and Africans, who originally arrived with the Spanish conquistador Hernan Cortes. The region’s close proximity to the coast enables residents to participate in a wide range of economic activities, including commerce, agriculture, and fishing.
In Cuajinicuilapa, World Vision is working to improve healthcare and has conducted HIV- and AIDS-awareness campaigns, formed support groups, provided testing, and trained community members to care for those who are affected by the disease. We have also emphasized the importance of education to parents and trained community leaders to provide tutoring to students, helping them improve academic performance.
Thank you for supporting a small business loan for Cirila Morales De Los Santos to expand her food and retail business. After receiving the loan from World Vision, she invested the $400 to buy ingredients such as tomatoes, onions, chili, rice, beans, cheese, sour cream, cooking oil, and meat. Cirila has been repaying her loan on time with her new profits. She makes weekly payments of $25.
In addition to repaying her loan, Cirila is using additional income to purchase food for the family and buy supplies in bulk. Cirila's 3 children continue to study in school.
Thank you for supporting Cirila and World Vision Micro!
Thank you for supporting the small loan for Cirila Morales De Los Santos to improve her food and retail business. She invested her loan of $400 to buy all the Mexican snack ingredients.
Cirila has now repaid her loan in full. In addition to repaying her loan, Cirila has used her additional income to purchase food for the family, buy supplies in bulk, and pay for transportation.
Cirila's 3 children continue to study in school.
The loan Cirila received helped her business expand and the profits she is earning is creating lasting improvements in her life. In the future Cirila hopes to expand her current business and take out another loan.
Thank you for your support of Cirila and World Vision Micro. These funds are now being recycled to support another eager entrepreneur in the same community.